The whiteboard method is the tool I use to find clarity when it comes to my life and my business.
Everytime something goes good or bad or I feel like I need a change, a whiteboard comes out.
If you have a family or live with someone, the whiteboard method helps you identify potential conflicts and opens that discussion.
For instance when my wife and I were living in our last home, it was a great house, in a great location but something was missing.
We pulled out a white board and each wrote a list of “wants” in one column, and a list of “don’t wants” in another.
Defining both the wants and dont wants is critical.
One of my wife’s don’t wants was “humidity”. We were living in Houston at the time.
Since I didn’t want Humidity, it was easy for me to support her want.
One of my wants was a three car garage. She didn’t care, so she could support my want.
When we bought our current house, we achieved 19 of the 23 wants, and only one “don’t want” came with the house.
We agreed to revisit the list in three years.
After 5 years, we started the whole process over, and discovered that we had since altered our wants
The beach lifestyle changed how we lived and entertained so it turned out that two of our wants were no longer important
Also we found a couple of new wants and don’t wants.
In just eight weeks, the contractors are starting work to add all but one remaining want, and fix our three don’t wants.
We have now lived in this house longer than any other house we have owned.
By using the whiteboard method we worked together to find the house we wanted in the place we wanted.
For years I have been coaching people using the whiteboard method to help them find better jobs, build better businesses and eventually find their own success and define their own beach.
Now that you have a quick peek at the white board method, give it a try next time you think you need to make a big change and let me know how it helps you.
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